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  1. Depression in a primary care clinic : The prevalence and impact of an unrecognized disorder.

    Article - En anglais


    This study assesses depression among primary care patients, the relationship between depression and functioning, and how frequently depressed individuals receive mental health treatment.


    Two hundred and thirteen participants completed a diagnostic interview and measures of functional impairment and service utilization.


    Sixty-two clinic patients were depressed, and depressed individuals experienced significant functional impairment even after controlling for comorbid anxiety disorders and medical problems.

    However, less than 40% of depressed individuals were receiving treatment for depression.

    Severity of impairment was related to likelihood of receiving mental health services.


    Several factors to consider when evaluating this study are the cross-sectional design, use of self-report data, and lack of random sampling.


    These results show that depression has a unique and significant impact on the functioning of primary care patients, and emphasize the need for identification of depressive disorders in primary care.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Prévalence, Soin santé primaire, Capacité fonctionnelle, Activité, Vie quotidienne, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Trouble humeur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Prevalence, Primary health care, Functional capacity, Activity, Daily living, Use, Health service, Mental health, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Human, Mood disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0497016

    Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 22/03/2000.